Tangent Link has been closely involved with the aerial firefighting community since 2008.  Never has there been such a demand for the services of aerial firefighters all over the world and we would like to take this opportunity, at a time when seasons are converging globally, to wish our aerial firefighting community good luck and safe flying for the coming wildfire season.

We particularly wish to acknowledge those hard working aerial firefighting pilots in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania who are on standby as Australia’s temperatures keep climbing.    We extend our best wishes to them from the United Kingdom.

About the Event

Clearly recognised as the world’s leading muster of aerial firefighting experts AERIAL FIREFIGHTING NORTH AMERICA 2018 is returning to the USA for the sixth time as a bi-annual event.

In consultation with CAL FIRE, the organisers are including a conference session to present aerial firefighters with the opportunity to debate and present on State aerial firefighting issues and to impart their experiences to the wider international audiences from more than 30 countries.

The itinerary will also include a wider continental and global vein with extra time put aside for tours of the aircraft static display and to view the aerial demonstrations of civil and military fixed and rotary-winged aircraft.

Underscored in the media are the vital aerial firefighting services provided to international countries by private aerial firefighting operators, who will have a significant presence – so it is to North America that many countries turn to share their operational knowledge and experience of catastrophic wildfires, particularly in South America. Further debate of 24-hour aerial firefighting operations will continue.

Reports of previous AFF conferences:

Please see the web pages of the previous International Aerial Firefighting Conferences, including the conference reports:

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